BC News & Highlights ~ June 2018
Happy Summer Break
Summer is in full swing and we hope each of you are enjoying time with family and friends and reflecting on the small things that matter most in life. Summer is a valuable time for us as a school district to reflect on the past year and begin preparations for the year ahead.

The 2017-2018 school year was an exceptional  year for our school district. Numerous steps have been taken in our efforts for continuous improvement in all areas. We are continuing our work towards our vision to be a model school district for excellence in student success, opportunities, and safety, exemplified through our commitment to our students’ educational experiences.  Together we are making a visible difference for our students, families, and future generations of Bulldogs! 

As we begin preparations for the 2018-2019 school year, we encourage all of you to help us continue the work we have started this past year and to stay connected in your child's educational experiences here at Bloom-Carroll Local Schools. 

We would like to once again thank you for your support and wish each of you a wonderful summer break! 
Annual Staff Celebration Breakfast
It has become a tradition at the end of the school year to host a Staff Celebration Breakfast on the last day for teachers.  Current staff members, as well as retired staff and current BOE members, were all invited to join together for a time of reflection and celebration.

One of the highlights of the morning was the Awards Ceremony that recognized staff members who were selected by their colleagues to receive this year's honorary awards.

The award winners for the 2017-2018 school year
were the following:
 
Primary Teacher of the Year:  
Leah Baughman, 1st Grade

Intermediate Teacher of the Year: 
Toby Kraner, 4th Grade

Middle School Teacher of the Year: 
Melissa Ward, 6th Grade Math

High School Teacher of the Year: 
Christi Bachman, Vo Ag Teacher
 
District Teacher of the Year: 
Christi Bachman, Vo Ag Teacher

Classified Staff Member of the Year:  
Linda Cain, BC Primary School Secretary

Congratulations!

2018 End-of-Year Video Highlights
WHAT A YEAR!

Check out our special edition  of BC WOWS highlighting the 2017-2018 school year. 

This year’s video is segmented into two sections: 

1.  “Never Grow Up" Student Tribute

2. “ Better Place Because of You” Staff and Community Tribute
2018-2019 Final Forms Information
Final Forms is now open for parents to begin signing forms for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Parents of students in grades PreK-12 are required to fill out and sign all forms in Final Forms on an annual basis. These forms include emergency medical authorization, contact information, demographic information, as well as other important forms. 

You can find these forms by visiting our website at www.bloomcarroll.org and clicking on Bulldog Portal, Parent Resources. From there, look for the Final Forms icon. When you click on this icon, you will be prompted to log into your Final Forms account. You must use the same email address that you did when you originally set up your account. If you do not remember your password, click on the forgot password link. 

Once you have successfully logged into your Final Forms account, change the school year to 2018-2019.  You will then be able to verify and sign all necessary forms.  Remember, you must scroll to the bottom of each form and electronically type your name in the provided box exactly as it appears. 

All forms must be completed and signed on or before August 1 st . If you have any questions please contact Mr. Mark Thomas, Director of Instructional Technology at 740-756-9798 or email at mthomas@bloomcarroll.org
Parent Corner: 
What Parents Need to Know about JUULING
Chances are many parents may not be aware of a recent trend taking place among teens with the use of e-cigarettes – known as Juuls or Juuling. 

School officials at the national, state, and local levels are seeing a significant increase in incidents involving students possessing or using Juuls or e-cigarette products. It is important for parents and students to be aware of this issue and how manufactures are designing devices that can be mistaken for items as simple as a flash-drive. Possession or use of these devices or the fluids they contain can result in disciplinary consequences and impact extracurricular participation as well. 

Our administration routinely addresses this concern with our students; however, our district, other local districts, and schools across the nation are seeing a spike in this issue.
 
Please take a few minutes to watch the videos included in this e-newsletter to learn more about the use and dangers of Juuls.
Summer Beach Bags
Looking for ideas to keep your child learning and practicing their reading skills over the summer months? Check out ODE's Summer Beach Bags program!

Beach Bags is a summer learning program designed by the Ohio Department of Education and INFOhio to provide families with tools and resources to utilize over the summer months to help combat the 'summer slide'. 

Click here from more information on ODE's Beach Bags.
Carroll/Bloom-Carroll Alumni Banquet
The 112th Carroll/Bloom-Carroll Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday June 16, 2018 in the Bloom-Carroll Middle School Cafeteria.  

For a reservation form or more information, contact Connie Rogers at crogers44@yahoo.com or Connie Parish at lefty725c@gmail.com .

We hope you plan to attend this year's Alumni Banquet and enjoy an evening of reminiscing with old friends. 
Community Connections Quick Links
Summer is a great time to check out some of the local events and activities planned in our community. Here are just a few local events you may want to check out!
July 19th - 28th
August 17th - 18th
September 7th - 8th
Mark Your Calendar
July 16th - 20th: BC Summer AgVenture Program (See Flyer for more information)
August 10th: New Teacher Orientation
August 13th: Teacher Professional Development Day
August 14th:  Teacher Workday
August 15th: First Day for Students

HAVE A FUN AND SAFE SUMMER BREAK!
See you in August!
Bloom-Carroll Local School Dis trict | bcnews@bloomcarroll.org  
Questions: Contact Jodi Ranegar, Curriculum Director/Communications Coordinator
at jranegar@bloomcarroll.org